The Process Of Relapsing after-rehab

Making A Comeback To Recovery

A relapse is a stage which is a part during the recovery process. You can still stop using the drug or alcohol even after you have relapsed.

There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.

Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. You may have the feeling that you should be giving up the fight and carry on with your addiction rather than remaining obligated to work hard in order to overcome the fleeting desire to use drugs.


Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.


On the contrary, you should be looking forward to using a relapse as a tool for learning and should clarify your relapse prevention plan and identify the triggers which are the cause of the relapse. By delving deeper into the root causes of the relapse you will be laying the foundation for a recovery which will ensure that you bounce back stronger than ever.


Why Relapse Occurred

It is saddening that regression happens after attainment of abstinence for a period of time. An estimated 50% of recovering patients experience this momentary vulnerability to old habits leading them to relapse.

You can overcome this feeling when you identify the factors that make you to be tempted.

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You can know if you are about to get off the track when

  • Staying Clean Is Not Your Priority
  • One may get tempted to go back and start using alcohol if they are not 100% willing to recover from the addiction.
  • You can stay sober only if you put a lot of hard work and you should be ready for that.
  • This can include attending the 12-step program, having a committed sponsor and getting the necessary therapy or counselling for possible co-occurring mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • A sober individual who has recently completed his or her recovery program to have a solid support network from the very onset because this can prove to be the difference between continued recovery or relapsing back into addiction.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
  • Blatant Lack of Determination to Quit
  • In order for satisfaction of closed members and not because of true dedication is why some addicts start their regimen.
  • The odds of regression is greater unless the decision to stop is by oneself.
  • Not Being Prepared For Life Post Treatment
  • In order for smooth changeover into normal life after rehabilitation, formulation of a good regression avoidance strategy is useful.
  • A few factors like a broken household, bad companionship, loneliness and deleterious habits are to be noted as hindrances to abstinence.
  • The ability to immediately recognize a trigger can mean relapse and live another day of being sober.

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The Actions To Take After Relapse

A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.

Upon reaching a decision regarding the treatment you should provide deeper emphasis for the therapy and in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT] which has proven successful in teaching recovering addicts new behavioural responses to distorted thinking. Beginning a workout schedule or taking part in art and creative activities is another effective method of keeping your mind off the drugs.


Your condition needs to be assessed so that you know if you are supposed to return to the facility for treatment or not. You probably don't need to undergo rehab in case it was a one-off slip and you are hundred percent committed to not let it happen again.

It should be imperative that your sole focus when undergoing rehabilitation post-relapse is only your total recovery. One effective way of increasing your odds in recovering fully and avoid relapse is checking in a sober living home. It would prove to be a great advantage if you are prepared with an outpatient plan for continued therapy even after you have left the chosen treatment plan.


Get The Assistance You Require

There is always assistance for a person that is trying to stop the addiction to alcohol and even the people that are coming from rehab can be assisted to adjust to the new life. In order to abstain for a long time, a management plan individualized for you is what you should seek.